Observation 205692: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.
When: 2015-05-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Very old specimens, Fruiting abundantly in ashes and charred earth in a conifer burn site from summer 2014.

Elevation: approx. 1800ft.

Temp: mid 60’s.

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Thanks Nicholas-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2015-06-10 18:23:29 EDT (-0400)

I’ll keep this as Peziza for now(although there are few, from my knowledge difficult burn site Peziza here in the PNW). Usually P.violacea early in season, then small pixie cup variety of asco’s, then Sarcosphaera coronaria(up with Ramaria spp.), Caloschypha fulgens, then old charred, crispy specimens of the lot(along with all our favorite Morchella).

10 years hunting and data basing in these locales Spring, winter and summer has helped me workout cause and effect in the Eco system high-elevations are very easy to witness this behavior between mycohrizal friends to the old growth, young sapling education in the forest.

asco’s are a bit tougher for me because they are usually not as contingent and fruit like feral cats wherever they want! Just like us mycological enthusiasts! So many places they could be…

We always look for summer construction sites during summer months wherever we go… Generally the next Spring and Sumer you will find boat loads of Ascomycete fungi(predominantly Peziza and Morchella).

I appreciate you and your suggestions. Thank you.

Can’t wait to see one of your own observations kind sir :-)



Ambiguous name
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2015-06-10 12:57:12 EDT (-0400)

Peziza violacea Pers. is an ambiguous name, because there exists several violet species growing on burnt site, and only microscopic characters allow to determine which correct name can be applied.
Note that P. phyllogena can also grow on burned places, and your collection looks like this species.

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